This is a refreshingly light and slightly fruity wheat beer. It finishes with lemon and spice notes from the addition of lemongrass.
Specialty malts: white wheat, aromatic, Carapils®
Featured hops: Hersbrucker, Crystal
Other additives: lemongrass
O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.1% ABV
Approximately 173 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Due to the amount of hops, packs a far more bitter taste than one would expect - I enjoy this, but my wife had picked this out as an easy summer drinker, she is disappointed.
This is our third time making this kit. We just love it!
Currently fermenting so cant comment on the taste, but I would definitely recommend getting some rice hulls if doing all grain. I started with 5% of the grain bill since I was worried about the sparge sticking, but found it stuck anyway. Bumped up to 10% and was good to go. I will admit I usually dont brew wheat based beers so this may be obvious to some, but for those its not hope this helps.
We brewed this with the intention of having a crisp wheat to drink as the temperature came up. Followed the directions exactly, but added 4 oz of orange peel when we added the lemongrass, just for the cool-down. We tried it after three weeks in the keg and I've just pulled the last growler off four weeks later. Delicious, and it's getting better week by week - first crisp and refreshing, now with noticable smooth citrus noters on the backend - I only wish I'd let it wait longer. Oh well, I'll order it again and give it more time. Recommend.
One of my best yet. Good summertime brew. Nice lemon aroma without being overpoweringly fruity.